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  1. Authorities ask public to report potential hate crimesRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | LA Independent

    Local law enforcement officials said last week they are committed to working together to stem hate crimes and urged the public to report any attacks, vandalism or other incidents motivated primarily by hatred of a particular group. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer was joined by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Assistant Sheriff Anthony La Berge at City Hall Nov. 23 to assure the public that they will put their resources toward prosecuting people who perpetrate hate crimes.

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  2. Authorities condemn letters targeting area mosquesRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | LA Independent

    Law enforcement authorities and Muslim community leaders condemned a series of letters sent to area mosques denouncing Muslims and warning of a pending "cleansing" of America under President Donald Trump, and local officials urged anyone who receives such a letter to come forward. "I would encourage you, the community, that if you receive letters like this, please report them," said Stephen Woolery, FBI special agent in charge of the bureau's Counterterrorism Division in Los Angeles at a press conference Nov. 28. "Because we know that there is under-reporting in a number of crimes that occur.

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  3. Former NFL player sentenced for raping drugged womenRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | LA Independent

    Former pro football defensive back Darren Sharper was sentenced Nov. 29 to 20 years in prison for drugging and raping two women he met in a West Hollywood nightclub, completing the legal downfall of the one-time Super Bowl champion and NFL Network analyst. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael E. Pastor also ordered Sharper to register as a sex offender for life and to submit to HIV/AIDS testing.

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  4. Commission denies landmark status for Bob Hope homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 23 | LA Independent

    The city's Cultural Heritage Commission Nov. 17 voted against granting landmark status to Bob Hope's 15,000-square-foot Toluca Lake home, with members saying the designation would go against the late comedian's wishes. After learning of plans to demolish some parts of the property at 10346 Moorpark St., Councilman David Ryu submitted an emergency motion in September to begin the historic-cultural monument application for the home.

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  5. West Hollywood adds hydrogen-fueled vehicle to fleetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 23 | LA Independent

    The city has taken delivery of its first hydrogen vehicle, adding a Toyota Mirai zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicle to its fleet of city vehicles. It will be in service for a demonstration period, which began Nov. 16 and continues through Dec. 13. The Mirai has been provided to the city by Toyota to raise awareness about this new environmentally conscious automotive technology.

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  6. County urges Lucas to locate museum in Exposition ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 18 | LA Independent

    The county Board of Supervisors are urging filmmaker George Lucas to bring his planned Museum of Narrative Art to Exposition Park. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said the museum would bring 1,500 construction jobs and another 350 permanent jobs to Los Angeles.

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  7. Antonio Villaraigosa enters 2018 race for governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 18 | LA Independent

    After months of speculation, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa confirmed Nov. 10 his intentions to run for governor of California in 2018. Making his announcement two days after the presidential election of Republican Donald Trump, Villaraigosa wasted no time in portraying himself as a polar opposite of the president-elect.

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  8. Hollywood-Highland crosswalk reduces incidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 18 | LA Independent

    City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, center, uses the scramble crosswalk at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue with, from left, Tim Fremaux and Jeannie Shen of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Fariba Kalantari of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Miguel Luna of the city Pedestrian Advisory Committee. The crosswalk, which was installed a year ago, has helped reduce pedestrian-related accidents at the busy intersection.

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  9. Capitol Records begins 75th anniversary celebrationRead the original story

    Friday Nov 18 | LA Independent

    Capitol Records began a yearlong celebration of its 75th anniversary Nov. 15 with the unveiling of a "Star of Recognition" and a proclamation declaring it Capitol Records Day in the city of Los Angeles. Katy Perry, Capitol Music Group Chairman/CEO Steve Barnett, Universal Music Group Chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge and former Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge were among those taking part in the event outside the iconic Capitol Records tower on Vine Street.

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  10. Students continue protests over presidential electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 18 | LA Independent

    Hundreds of students from East Los Angeles-area high schools walked out of class Nov. 14 and took part in a peaceful march in protest of Donald Trump's election as president. The walkout marked the sixth consecutive day of protests over the results of the Nov. 8 presidential election and came despite warnings from Los Angeles Unified School District officials calling for students to remain on campus and find other ways of making their feelings known.

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  11. Halloween Carnaval results in only four arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 4 | LA Independent

    Only four arrests were reported in connection with the annual West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval, touted as the world's largest Halloween party, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Large crowds of people also gathered in Hollywood, where there were around 40 arrests, most of them alcohol-related, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

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  12. WeHo council chooses creative team for billboard projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2016 | LA Independent

    The winning proposal is for a vertically oriented, three-dimensional "West Hollywood Belltower" designed by the Orange Barrel Media/Tom Wiscombe Architecture/MOCA/Walter P. Moore team. The one-of-a-kind, creative billboard structure will be installed at the city-owned site at 8775 Sunset Blvd., as a limited-term pilot project.

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  13. AIDS Walk L.A. raises $2 million at new venueRead the original story

    Oct 28, 2016 | LA Independent

    More than 10,000 people participated in the 32nd annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles Oct. 23, the first to be held in downtown Los Angeles, raising more than $2 million for APLA Health and other Los Angeles County HIV service organizations, organizers said. The 10-kilometer walk began and ended in Grand Park.

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  14. Woman drops everything in effort to become a copRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2016 | LA Independent

    Instructors for the Los Angeles Police Department's Candidate Assistance Program lay on the ground, head-to-head, palms down, feet together, shoulders up - with no slumping in the middle. Minutes later, one of them shouted, 'Stop.

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  15. Assessor's report shows West Hollywood growthRead the original story

    Oct 28, 2016 | LA Independent

    The annual report from the L.A. County Assessor's Office shows steady growth in property values for area cities, with the county experiencing an overall increase of 5.6 percent over the previous year. The five cities experiencing the largest growth in assessments were Hawthorne at 10.5 percent, West Hollywood at 9.6 percent, Hawaiian Gardens at 9.5 percent, Bell at 9.1 percent and Culver City at 9 percent.

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  16. J.K. Simmons Initially Moved to LA to Spend More Time With His ChildrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 | LA Independent

    A change in family situation, like getting married or having kids, can cause some people to rethink their living arrangements. In fact, 8% of home buyers choose to move into a new home for just this reason.

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  17. WeHo, L.A. get high marks on LGBT issuesRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2016 | LA Independent

    West Hollywood and Los Angeles were among the Southland cities receiving high marks in a study of governments' attentiveness to LGBT issues. The cities each earned perfect scores of 100 in the Municipal Equality Index released Oct. 17 by the Human Rights Campaign.

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  18. Realtor leads fight against 8150 Sunset projectRead the original story

    Sep 30, 2016 | LA Independent

    When new construction projects are announced, real estate agents are often leading the cheering section, excited about the prospect of making money by selling or leasing the new buildings. However, in the case of the proposed 8150 Sunset Boulevard project, one real estate agent is leading the charge against the building.

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  19. Despite rumors, Amoeba isn't planning to moveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2016 | LA Independent

    LAist, which refers to itself as a website "about Los Angeles and everything that happens in it," reported Sept. 12 that Amoeba Music, the popular record store could be leaving its location at 6400 Sunset Blvd. The website had come across an illustration on an architectural firm's website of a rendering for a 20-story mixed-use tower at 6400 Sunset Blvd. As rumors spread that Amoeba was going out of business or moving, the record store responded online with a note that said "we're going to remain in our building for the duration of our lease - which is several years - and Amoeba and the building owner are open to us potentially staying longer."

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  20. Jury deadlocks during sanity phase of arson trialRead the original story

    Sep 23, 2016 | LA Independent

    With jurors saying they were hopelessly deadlocked, a judge declared a mistrial Sept. 16 in the sanity phase of the trial of a German national who set more than 40 fires in less than a week in the Southland.

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